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Olay - Fresh Effects BB Cream - Review & Swatches

By 7/10/2013 , , ,

Press Sample

I was the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in the Influenster Sunkissed Voxbox recently, since then I have tried it out twice. The thing I have issues with on most foundation type products is that I am extremely, extremely pale and finding a foundation type product that is as pal as I am and doesn't look too dark for my skin tone is REALLY difficult. A little about my skin: I have redness, dryness, dark spots, and irritation spots that sort of look like acne but are not which I get from allergies as of late.

Anyway onto the photos!

My Rating:   5 out of 10 feathers

Cost:   $14.99 for 2.5 fl oz (75 ml) (price may vary depending on store)

Availability:   Most stores that sell cosmetics.

Formula:   I found that this BB cream has a scent to it, one of the scents you might smell from a sunscreen (of course it has SPF so that would be why). I thought maybe it might go away after it's worn for a bit although I found I could still faintly smell it. It's not necessarily a bad thing as it's not terribly strong, just I'm not one for liking scents on my face unless it's some delicious vanilla or sweet smell. I don't know a ton about BB creams, I do know that per the Asian brands they are supposed to be highly pigmented and really cover up a lot, of course with the US brands they seem to be more of a tinted moisturizer then anything else.

The packaging:  It just has the standard packaging nothing really special to report on it besides the fact it's a squeeze tube which I found to be more sanitary then dipping your fingers in something.

My Final Thoughts:  I think this may have Brightened like it stated a little bit, I didn't find that it smoothed out  my skin or got rid of the dark pigmentation spots I had. I do think it helped my redness but I'm guessing that's from the yellowish tones it has in it. Again for me a BB cream should give more coverage then this did, so I would say it's probably worth skipping if you want something that covers imperfections well.

Would I purchase again?  No. For me it's not really something that gave me a hugely noticeable difference on correcting my skin issues. It did help my redness a bit but I found that it didn't really help correct that much considering it's supposed to be a BB cream I don't think it compares to the true way a BB cream should be. Also I found it to be a bit too dark for my skin (as always with companies they don't think of the extremely pale people).

I cannot guarantee that all of the make-up and skincare products I recommend will work for you, I only use products I personally think are good having tried them on my skin. Everyone's skin is different and it's possible to be allergic to anything. Wherever possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing.

 Have you tried this product? What do you think?

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  1. I love olay products and wanted to try this right away. But thank god I didn't. My skin has redness like you and I have a few left over spots. I know from your swatch this would not work for me at all.


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